Cicely L. Tyson School graduates its Class of 2024

Cicely L. Tyson School graduates its Class of 2024

Photos by Steve Ellmore The Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing Arts held its commencement exercises on June 24 at the school on Winans Streeet in East Orange. Class of 2024 members Zaranah Smith gave the invocation while Jahnay Ibukun led the Pledge of Allegiance. Principal John English gave welcoming remarks, East Orange Mayor […]

Orange High School Class of 2024 graduates

Orange High School Class of 2024 graduates

Photos by Steve Ellmore   The Orange High School Class of 2024 graduated on June 21 at Richard Codey Arena in West Orange. The event included greetings from Yadira Mello, president of the class, Principal Jason Belton, Salutatorian Jenniver Inamagua and Valedictorian Josena Noel. Dr. Chris T. Pernell gave a commencement address and Mayor Dwayne […]

Liberty Middle School eighth graders graduate

Liberty Middle School eighth graders graduate

WEST ORANGE — Liberty Middle School held graduation ceremonies for 248 students on June 18 in the West Orange High School gym. Student Council Executive Officers President Nikhil Oberoi, Vice President Aaliyah Henry, Secretary Reese Rembert, and Treasurer Rebecca Thomas led students and families in the pledge of allegiance to open the ceremony. Students Kiele […]

Roosevelt Middle School graduation

  WEST ORANGE — Roosevelt Middle School graduated 222 students on June 18, in a ceremony held for the first time in the gym at West Orange High School. The national anthem was performed by band students under the direction of Roger Bryson. Principal Lionel Hush stepped to the podium and welcomed students and families. […]

Three communities discuss development

Three communities discuss development

Planning experts and business people gathered last week to talk and hear about what’s happening in Orange, East Orange and Irvington. The fourth Annual “Tri-Community Commercial & Residential Development Seminar” was held June 26 at Sandwiches Unlimited in Orange on North Center Street. The event brings together business owners and planning officials representing the municipalities […]

Gospel music, prayer fill the air at Monte Irvin Park

Gospel music, prayer fill the air at Monte Irvin Park

ORANGE — A gospel festival was held on Saturday, June 29, in Monte Irvin Park. The event featured the Bethel Baptist Church Choir, pictured at upper right; Dawn Bowles, above left; and Charles Barner, above center. Also singing were the Cross and Crown Christian Church Choir and the St. Mathew AME Church Choir. The event […]

Former Mayor Ralph Conte dies at 94

Former Mayor Ralph Conte dies at 94

Ralph Conte, Bloomfield’s first Democrat mayor, died April 6, in Hamburg. He was 94 years old. Conte led the 1962 charge against the rock-ribbed Republican council, sweeping into power with Joseph Barry, Richard West and Vincent Rospond. The election gave the Democrats a council majority for the first time. Conte did not run for reelection. […]